The artist who slipped controversial messages into the art of X-Men Gold #1 says he’s done.
Ardian Syaf, the Indonesian comics artist who hid messages in the art of X-Men Gold #1 that are considered anti-Semitic and anti-Christian (click here for all that), just posted a message on Facebook saying his career is over.
Here’s the full statement:
My career is over now.
It’s the consequence what I did, and I take it.
Please no more mockery, debat, no more hate. I hope all in peace.
In this last chance, I want to tell you the true meaning of the numbers, 212 and QS 5:51.
It is number of JUSTICE. It is number of LOVE. My love to Holy Qur’an…my love to the last prophet, the Messenger…my love to ALLAH, The One God.
My apologize for all the noise. Good bye, May God bless you all. I love all of you.
What’s not clear is whether he jumped or was pushed out by Marvel. We’ll update when that’s clarified. (UPDATED: It’s clarified. Click here.)
And again, if you want the rundown of what happened, click here.